By ISHEKA N. HARRISON
He is not fiction
Not a creative imagination of a finite mind
Who was penned by skilled writers over time
And exists only on pages
He is not vain words
Or some intricately woven heroic character
In a novel with a great cliff-hanger
That lives only in legend
He is not just poetic verse
Whose lyrical rhythms and soliloquies
Cannot back up His claim that He is He
Or breathes only in stanza
But He is more than a story
Yes that baby boy Jesus born in Bethlehem
In a manger because His family could find no inn
Is more than a refrain we sing in hymns
HE IS THE GREATEST GIFT, THE SON OF GOD!
He is more than an angel
More than a dream
More than a feeling
Or scripted movie scene
More than a fantasy
Fabricated & conceived
For the sole purpose of
Entertaining make believe.
He is God, not invention
Eternal Truth and not fiction
Pure and Authentic Light
Is the God-man, Our Christ
Not a best seller or fable
The Lord we serve is able
And has already undone
The plans of the wicked one
Because in the beginning was the Word
And the Word was with God
And the Word was God
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
THAT WE MIGHT BE SAVED!
He is bigger than a literary plot
How could the very beings He created imagine Him
Or think we evolved from a bang or whim
When He’s evidenced in His creation
So when you hear that it is written
Be like The Magi who did listen
Know that the Bible is non-fiction
And trust all of its predictions
Because unto to us a child was born,
And unto us a Son was given,
And the government is upon His shoulders.
And He is called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
HE IS SAVIOR. HE IS LORD. HE IS OUR FRIEND.
AND THAT IS MORE THAN A STORY!
PLEASE NOTE: This poem was originally written and published in 2012 for a Christmas presentation by Isheka N. Harrison at Chapel of Prayer Church.